Can I Have Kids After a Mommy Makeover?

If you are considering having a mommy makeover, but may opt to have children some day in the future, it is important to know how the procedure will impact you in the future. The best plan will vary for each patient, so a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Cruise is your best option.

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover refers to a combination of plastic surgery procedures chosen to address the changes that occur in the body after pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. For patients who choose Dr. Cruise, this means a combination of abdominal and breast procedures. A mommy makeover may include any combination of the following:

 Is it Possible to Get Pregnant After a Mommy Makeover?

There is no medical reason why you can’t have more children after a mommy makeover. However, most patients choose to wait until they are done having children before pursuing the surgery. This is because subsequent pregnancies may have an effect on the result. After your mommy makeover, a pregnancy will cause significant changes in the abdominal area and breasts that can impact or even reverse the results of your surgery. If you want to enjoy your results long-term, it is best to wait. Of course, plans can be uncertain, so patients should rest assured that their previous mommy makeover poses no risk to a pregnancy.

 Will Getting Pregnant Ruin Tummy Tuck Results?

While there is no health concern in getting pregnant after a tummy tuck, patients often report that their abdominal area feels tighter or otherwise different during a pregnancy after the procedure. The skin will stretch as normal, and it is possible for the abdominal muscles to separate despite being tightened in the previous tummy tuck. This means the results could be compromised. 

Can I Breastfeed with Implants?

Breast implants typically have no impact on the ability to breastfeed, though some may face difficulties. Implants can occasionally affect milk supply, but this is not common. Patients who have changes in sensation after their breast augmentation are most likely to face difficulty breastfeeding. This is more common in certain incision patterns. For example, implants placed through transaxillary incisions are less likely to face changes in sensation and subsequent issues breastfeeding.

Can You Have a Second Mommy Makeover?

It is possible to have a second mommy makeover if your results have changed over time, whether from pregnancy after your first procedure or other factors. This is sometimes referred to as a revision mommy makeover. Some patients may also opt for a revision tummy tuck or revision breast surgery alone. Like your first mommy makeover, your revision procedure is customizable according to your goal results, primary concerns, health history, and more.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about the mommy makeover procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Cruise. Call our Newport Beach office at (949) 446-1421 or contact us online. Virtual consultations are available for your convenience.